ROVERTO, Italy—Marangoni S.p.A. has been awarded a contract to upgrade a tire retreading plant in South Africa, a few months after its partnership with retreading company Leader Rubber Co. S.A.
According to a press release by the Italian group, Auto & Truck Tyres, a supplier of new and retreaded tires in South Africa, has contracted Marangoni to upgrade its plant located in Wadeville, Johannesburg.
The plant produces nearly 1000 retreaded truck tires a day, using precured material supplied by Leader Rubber and Ringtread rings from Marangoni. The company aims to use the Marangoni/TRM technology.
The latest machinery installed includes the Giotto 3000 buffing machine, Black Swan 3000 cushion gum applicator and Constrictor 3000 building machines.
The 3000 line is designed for plants with high daily output, with up to around 120 tires per shift.
The Giotto 3000 is an ultra-automatic buffing machine with high production capacity, precision and quality of the buffed profiles.
The Black Swan 3000 is a fully automatic machine that both applies the cushion gum and retreads the tire or reinforces sidewalls, without using adhesive solutions and thus avoiding solvent emissions in the atmosphere.
Marangoni bought a 25 percent stake in South Africa's Leader Rubber in May with the aim of developing its portfolio in the market.